Myopic Books

Row 1

1564 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 862-4882
Mon–Sun: 9:00 AM–11:00 PM

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  • With 3 floors of books stacked from floor to ceiling, Myopic is one of Chicagos oldest and largest used bookstores. They also have a curious piece of memorabilia: Charles Bukowskis last breath.
  • Go here and support this awesome indie book store! Great finds!
  • Great place to find cheap used books. I'd check here before you go to borders, unless you want it new. :/
  • the most magical place in wicker park
  • Local poet Larry Sawyer has booked one of the best free poetry series in the Midwest here for years, and in Myopics new third-floor space, the readings are even sunnier.
  • One of the largest used bookstores in Chicago, Myopic's three levels include a mezzanine section with reading nooks overlooking the main floor and a basement with floor-to-ceiling shelving.
  • One of Chicago's oldest and largest used bookstores, Myopic Books has three floors full of books, an amount totaling over 80,000 editions.
  • My go-to bookstore in the city. Amazing selection, paired with old school shelf discoverability. Better than Strand.
  • No words for how much I love this book store. Art history nerds rejoice!
  • Chess club on Wednesday nights.
  • Deceptively large bookstore. Amazing finds! I could live here and never get tired of it. (Although I would have to leave to exercise or even take deep breaths as it has fairly narrow aisle-ways.)
  • I was amazed how anyone could cram so many books into this claustrophobia-inducing-yet-huge store. Just going from one end of the store to another is an adventure onto itself.
  • The selection here is overwhelming perfect. For people who love to get lost in the stacks, this place is perfect.
  • Great reading room upstairs
  • Huge beautiful and really cheap second hand bookstore.
  • Check out the rare and out of print books section near the front.
  • Wander in and get lost for a while. You'll always find something to add to your library.
  • Cute bookstore with autographed and 1st edition copies
  • Hike all the way upstairs to cozy up in the reading room there. Also check out the basement for basically everything you can't find above ground.
  • Great selection of new and used books. Very nice variety of poetry & literature journals as well.